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Panel World Issue: March 2018

Panel World magazine’s March 2018 issue features Lyons, Oregon’s Freres Lumber and their new high-tech mass plywood panel (MPP) plant. Also featured is a full preview of the upcoming Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE), to be held April 13-14 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, including exhibitors, speaker lineup and the full agenda. Other articles cover the latest industry news, new projects and project updates, and new products and technology.


USNR Goes Turnkey With Mid-South Deal; Killgore Becomes CEO Of Timber Products; Katerra Raises $865 Million; Arauco Scores Big With Masisa Deal; Canada Not Sitting Still; Oregon Judge Rules Immunity No Defense

Freres Lumber’s MPP

Panel World magazine Managing Editor Dan Shell travels to Lyons, Oregon to visit Freres Lumber’s new mass plywood panel (MPP) plant. Now it may be debatable whether Freres Lumber’s new $23 million mass plywood panel (MPP) plant is “the gutsiest move in industry history,” as one panel industry observer called it, but there’s no debating that Freres is breaking new ground as it seeks opportunity in the growing mass timber component building movement and market. In doing so, the 20-year panel producer and 59-year veneer supplier is taking advantage of its longtime strengths while moving in a bold new direction. Freres Lumber’s new MPP plant started up in December 2017, and its MPP product is expected to receive certification under ASTM Standard D 5456 structural composite lumber products this month, and certification as a Mass Timber Panel under APA—The Engineered Wood Assn.’s APA/ANSI PRG-320 mass timber standard soon after.


Spanish P’Board Mill Orders Press Line; Rushil Décor Orders MDF Mill; Egger Orders Short-Cycle Press; New LVL Line For Metsa Wood; Southern Veneer Updates Front End; Panel Plus Starts Up Refiner, Washer; Raute Receives LVL Plant Order; Forte Starts Up P’Board Line

Supply Lines

Price Companies Buys Fulghum Fibres; Dubai Woodshow Set March 12-14; Xylexpo Plans Bigger Fair; MoisTech Partners With Belgium Firm; SLS Appoints Third Managing Director; Four Log Cranes Installed In South; Raute Group Alters Executive Board; Firefly Approved By New Standard; Combilift Prepares For New Factory


Roseburg Forest Products Adjusts Personnel Lineup; Enviva Plans More Plants; Sentinel Structure Receives Award; Georgia Tech Is Thinking CLT; Kronospan Endorses Vancouver Policy; RoyOMartin Makes Employee Changes; Woodlands Manager Receives Award

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